Handmade for Dementia group brings festive joy to Malpas care home


The Chester based volunteer group Handmade for Dementia group brings festive joy to Malpas care and nursing home, Prospect House, as it presents 30 activity/sensory blankets to the home’s residents.

Donated and hand sewn by Angie Harding, who is a close family friend of one of the residents and part of the Handmade for Dementia group, the blankets are also known as fiddle mats and can have a positive effect on the moods of those with dementia.

Sharon Dodds, Registered Manager at Prospect House Nursing and Care Home says: “Residents at Prospect House are delighted to have benefitted from an early Christmas present. We are very grateful to Angie’s and the Group’s hard work and generosity, it is a true pleasure to see our residents interacting and enjoying the mats.”

Angie Harding, member of the Handmade for Dementia group Said: “I really enjoy making the mats and appreciate your thanks. As a group, we mainly concentrate on knitting our devised and copyright Cannula Sleeve, which are made by ladies across the UK, for their local hospitals. As I mainly sew, it is only myself who makes the sensory/fiddle mats, which we donate to several care homes in our area for residents with dementia. I’m very pleased to hear your residents are enjoying using them.”

Perfectly situated in the centre of the historical village of Malpas, Prospect House is a beautifully renovated and maintained Georgian house. With views over the Cheshire plains the home provides residential, nursing and expert care for residents with dementia, and both short-term respite care and day care


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